text

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English[edit]

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From Old French texte (text), from Medieval Latin textus (the Scriptures, text, treatise), from Latin textus (style or texture of a work), perfect passive participle of texō (I weave). Cognate to texture.

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text (countable and uncountable, plural texts)

  1. A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
  2. A book, tome or other set of writings.
  3. (colloquial) A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones; an SMS text message.
  4. (computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).
  5. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
  6. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, etc.; topic; theme.
  7. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand; also, a kind of type used in printing.
    German text

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text (third-person singular simple present texts, present participle texting, simple past and past participle texted or text)

  1. (transitive) To send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.
    Just text me when you get here.
  2. (transitive) To send (a message) to someone by SMS.
    I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.
  3. (intransitive) To send and receive text messages.
    Have you been texting all afternoon?
  4. To write in large characters, as in text hand.
    • 1607-21, Phillip Massinger, Beaumont and Fletcher, The Tragedy of Thierry and Theodoret, Act 2, Scene 1:
      I wish / (Next to my part of Heav'n) that she would spend / The last part of her life so here, that all / Indifferent judges might condemn me for / A most malicious slanderer, nay, text it / Upon my forehead
    • 2009, Lain Fenlon, Early Music History: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music[1], Music, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521746540, page p. 223:
      The basic plan is simple. For the first two phrases the texted line is above the untexted; for the next two, bring us to the midpoint cadence, the texted line is for the most part lower; and the in the second half the texted material starts lower, moves into the upper position and finally occupies the bottom range again.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin textus, perfect passive participle of texō (weave).

Noun[edit]

text m (plural texts or textos)

  1. a text

Czech[edit]

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text m

  1. text
    text knihy — the text of the book
    text písně — lyrics
    text smlouvy — the text of the contract

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Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian تخت (taxt).

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text ? m

  1. throne
  2. bed
  3. wood, tree

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  • Ruslan Cabolov (2001–2010), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ kurdskogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Kurdish Language], in 2 vols, Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, volume II, page 389

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text c

  1. text

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